Biltmore-Cumberland Neighborhood

The Biltmore-Cumberland Neighborhood

The Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District is one of six United States historic districts in Lakeland, having received its designation on June 4, 2004.

Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District - Lakeland FL
Biltmore-Cumberland Historic District – Lakeland FL

This quaint, established neighborhood contains 201 historic buildings, many of which are single-story frame vernacular structures built in the 1950s. Older homes built in the 1920s, beautiful two-story structures, and several brick-paved streets also dot the landscape of this neighborhood bordered by South Ingraham Avenue, East Lime Street, Bartow Road, Hollingsworth Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Way. Francis Boulevard is unique to the neighborhood, as it has a tree-lined median.

Many homes in this neighborhood present great opportunities for first-time homebuyers and those seeking to truly get their hands dirty with improvement projects. While there are many beautifully restored homes in this neighborhood, there also are many that are ripe for renovating and restoring to their former glory.

Located just east of downtown Lakeland, Biltmore-Cumberland is in close proximity to some of Lakeland’s most beloved landmarks. The Polk Museum of Art and the public library are nearby, as well as Florida Southern College and its campus filled with Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. Lakeland Senior High School/Harrison School for the Arts – home of the famed six-time state and two-time national champion Dreadnaughts football team – borders the neighborhood.

Style of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland
Style of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland
Style of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland
Style of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland
Styles of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland
Styles of Homes in Biltmore-Cumberland

 

This neighborhood also is close to Lake Morton, which most of the city’s royal swans call home. This lake also attracts dozens of other species of waterfowl. The First United Methodist Church on Lake Morton has a pumpkin patch every fall that serves as a great photo spot, in addition to supplying families their primary pumpkin pie ingredient and jack-o-lanterns.

Lake Morton also is home to the annual MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire-by-the-Lake, a juried art show held during Mother’s Day weekend each year.

Two of Lakeland’s most prominent eateries are a brief walk or bike ride from Biltmore-Cumberland. For those looking for a casual bistro experience with upscale food, wine and craft beer, there is Red Door Wine Market. Those in the mood for some of the best fish sandwiches, corn fritters and freshly made lemonade in town, need look no further than Mister Fish, which has been in business since 1968.

Shopping opportunities await Biltmore-Cumberland residents in nearby Dixieland and downtown Lakeland. This neighborhood gives residents the feeling of being close to the hustle and bustle of downtown Lakeland, but also provides the tranquility of small town life.

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